Connecting with communications

An ambitious spring event from IOIC Scotland has been announced, and it has Connect’s fingerprints all over it.

The event, entitled The Future of Employees and Employee Communication is the brainchild of IOIC Scotland’s steering committee, which our head of client services Daniel Lambie is a member of.

The afternoon event, taking place in Scottish Power’s new headquarters in the heart of Glasgow on 24 May, boasts blue-chip keynote speakers, academic research and panel discussions. Tickets are on sale now.

Daniel said: “It’s been a pleasure to help design this event. We wanted to stage something with real gravitas, that’s stands shoulder-to-shoulder with national equivalents. The ambition of the agenda certainly does that.

“It’s a must-attend for anyone interested in internal communications.”

Annabel Dunstan, who recently co-authored The People Business – how ten leaders drive engagement through internal communications, will host the event.

Keynote speakers include Scottish Power’s CEO Keith Anderson, talking about how people are a key to building the business of the future, and Russell Gunson, director of think tank IPPR, on how workplaces are transforming.

Leading technologists will also share their insight into how collaborative platforms will become an even more important part of internal communications.

Daniel added: “Equivalent events may cost £200-£300 for a ticket. Thanks to the support of Scottish Power, we’re able to offer tickets starting at only £25.”

Daniel has also announced that he is standing to become a director of IOIC. There is a vote currently taking place, with successful nominees being announced in May.

He said: “I believe internal communications is a key driver of business success. Developing an understanding between employees and creating ambassadors should be strategic priorities for all companies.

“My ambition is to help the profession guarantee a credible seat at the top table, and drive the success of the companies we work for and with.”

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